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Cheap flights from Christchurch to Cairns from $537

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CHC — CNS
13 Apr — 20 Apr1
1 adult
Sat 13/4
Sat 20/4

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Cheap flight deals from Christchurch to Cairns

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Christchurch (CHC) to Cairns (CNS). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 8 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

May

Round-trip from

$873

One-way from

$537
High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop
From Christchurch to Cairns
One-way flight from Christchurch to Cairns

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Christchurch to Cairns?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 16% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to Cairns?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 23 days in advance, which can save you up to 67% on flights from Christchurch to Cairns compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 23 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,064. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,274.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to Cairns?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns from Christchurch. Prices for May average $1,130 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $778. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 33% on your journey compared to booking in December

When is the cheapest time to fly from Christchurch to Cairns (CHC - CNS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Christchurch to Cairns in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 47% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

Christchurch to Cairns 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Christchurch and Cairns in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 116,713 searches. Data last updated 8 April 2024.
Sat 2/1116:10CHC - CNS
1 stop19h 55mJetstar
Mon 4/1114:30CNS - CHC
1 stop30h 40mJetstar
Deal found 7/4$1,087
Sat 2/1106:15CHC - CNS
1 stop8h 50mAir New Zealand
Mon 4/1109:10CNS - CHC
2 stops23h 15mAir New Zealand
Deal found 7/4$1,116
Sat 2/1111:35CHC - CNS
2 stops12h 10mAir New Zealand
Mon 4/1112:45CNS - CHC
2 stops15h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 7/4$1,284

One-way flights to Cairns from Christchurch

Search for one-way flight options from Christchurch to Cairns. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 116,713 searches. Data last updated 8 April 2024.
Tue 1/1016:05CHC - CNS
1 stop25h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 7/4$537
Tue 1/1013:50CHC - CNS
2 stops22h 30mQantas Airways
Deal found 7/4$580

When is the best time to book a flight from Christchurch to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Christchurch to Cairns. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Christchurch to Cairns, you should look to book at least 22 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Christchurch to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Christchurch to Cairns. Price data was last updated on 31 March 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Christchurch to Cairns flight should consider departing on Saturday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Tuesday at midday flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Cairns by month

Plan your trip from Christchurch to Cairns by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Christchurch to Cairns is currently $559 while a return flight costs $0. Price data was last updated on 31 March 2024.

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Christchurch to Cairns (average of $525). Flying from Christchurch to Cairns in July is currently the most expensive (average of $668). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$1,044

February

$890

March

$873

April

$1,019

May

$1,019

June

$1,021

July

$1,111

August

$1,013

September

$1,034

October

$988

November

$971

December

$1,064

Temperature and rainfall in Cairns by month

Plan your trip to Cairns by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Cairns

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cairns. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cairns. Reviews last updated 8 April 2024.
7.7
Good
1,044 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

7.5

Entertainment

7.5

Overall

7.7

Boarding

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

As always the crew were great, but they bear the burden for a lack lustre management. The flight was late, causing issues for us. The food was rubbish, a vegetable pizza on a piece of soggy white crust. The fish rots from the head.

7.7
Good
1,044 reviews
7.7
Good
1,044 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

7.5

Entertainment

7.5

Overall

7.7

Boarding

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

As always the crew were great, but they bear the burden for a lack lustre management. The flight was late, causing issues for us. The food was rubbish, a vegetable pizza on a piece of soggy white crust. The fish rots from the head.

Related info for your journey

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  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Christchurch to Cairns?

  • What does CHC to CNS mean?

    CHC stands for Christchurch Airport, while CNS stands for Cairns Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Christchurch to Cairns that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Christchurch to Cairns with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Christchurch to Cairns that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Christchurch to Cairns flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Christchurch to Cairns?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to see available direct flights.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Christchurch to Cairns?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Christchurch to Cairns by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Christchurch to Cairns that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines do offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Christchurch to Cairns?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Christchurch to Cairns flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Christchurch to Cairns flight deals updated?

    The Christchurch to Cairns flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 7/4.

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Top 3 airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns

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JetstarCheapest$730Average$897FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$813Average$1,110FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Air New ZealandCheapest$1,014Average$1,463FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%
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